Confusion and Political Perception the Name of the Game!!

In our next article we will talk in depth of what Good Governance and getting the Right people to do a job for the Present Federal Government. 

Confusion and Political Perception will further divide all and the country will suffer greatly.

Moreover the Trusts,Tolerance and Harmonious living which most Malaysians practise is now being felt is at its lowest.

Surely, when you read this you will be saying,”WHO SAID SO?

Then Again,Blame it on Politics and now even Mahathir the PM is uttering the words we must practise Racial tolerance with his message at Tanjung Piai by-election

https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2019/11/538345/letter-tanjung-piai-voters-dr-m-calls-racial-tolerance

Here in Sarawak its slowly creeping in but we must all stop it before it rears its ugly head.. We detest those who look at colour,creed , religious issues to confuse and earn political mileage and points.

The JKKK and MPKKP issue is being used to break new grounds for  the Malaya based parties to finally have their say in local governance .

Are Sarawakians going to take it on their chins?

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The Ministers in the present Federal Cabinet have had their say and in the Parliament this transpired today.

This is what after the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak said  at DUN Sarawak yesterday that the Sarawak Government will deliver to the JKKK.

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The extract in full from an internet portal on line.

Putrajaya not involved in appointment of Sarawak village management council members

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — The federal government does not interfere in the appointments of the members of the Village Committee Management Council (MPKK), said Rural Development Deputy Minister R. Sivarasa.

In this regard, he said any payment of allowance was under the state governments.

“For example, in Sarawak, the appointment of the tuai rumah or ketua kaum is made under certain laws, is not disturbed or touched… and the responsibility to pay any allowance to the existing MPKK is the responsibility of the state appointing them,” he said when winding up the debate on the 2020 Supply Bill in Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

On June 27, Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun announced that the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) for states under the administration of Pakatan Harapan (PH) would now be known as MPKK.

SO ARE WE ALL LOOKING AT THE SAME POLITICAL CONFUSION?

 

(Pictures and illustrations with thanks)

Never Say Never In Politics

Perak-state-assembly-perakMany have uttered those words and how they have come to haunt them at the “best of times”

Surely, in the Tin Mining Town or City of  Grace (Perak Tourism Definition)  it will not be unusual to for a change of guard as it has happened previously. Of course, one would not bet one’s house on it unless if its 100%. A video of the magnitude of the person or CEO in charge of the State will not be easy to douse the flame.

Moreover, the difference in the State is only Marginal to topple the Present State Administration.

Would this just be the answer to many “UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FOR THE COMING TURBULENT MONTHS?”

This extracted fully from an internet online  portal

KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakatan Harapan leader in Perak disagrees with Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s prediction that the state will fall into the hands of Umno, similar to the 2009 incident where three state assemblyman jumped ship to BN.

He said about six months ago, two PH state assemblymen were unhappy with the Perak government and had threatened to leave the coalition.

“But they won’t leave as one of them is in Mohamed Azmin Ali’s team. And the other is an ardent supporter of DAP,” he told FMT, on the condition of anonymity.

“That is settled. The two will have more to lose if they leave their parties,” he said.

“They are getting full support from the state government and the ministries.

“State assemblymen are able to do a lot more for their constituents with the help of the federal government,” he said.

However, he said there had been a push to oust Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu in the past as some parties wanted to put in place another candidate of their choice.

“Faizal is the MB and they cannot remove him. Everyone is aware of that, and now they just want him to work with all political parties, even if he considers them ‘arrogant’.

“They want him to show more leadership skills. If he can do this, they may be able to serve the rakyat better,” he said.

In the state assembly, PH has 30 state assemblymen while Umno has 25. PAS has three state assemblymen and there is also an independent.

Umno just needs two state assemblymen to cross over to take over the state.

In 2009, a contest for control of Perak erupted when three state assembly members, from the 32 in the Pakatan coalition, became BN-friendly independents. This changed the balance of power in the 59-member legislature.

But the source told FMT that since PH now forms the federal government, the assemblymen are unlikely to cross over.

“Zahid is playing mind games by saying Umno hopes to oust the Perak government.

“This is all for the sake of the Tanjung Piai by-election, which is just around the corner. Zahid, who is a seasoned politician, is trying to boost the confidence of BN and voters.”

He said Umno would also try to create a rift between PPBM and DAP so that the infighting between PH leaders continues and they spend their valuable time on infighting and explaining the situation to the public.

“Umno will continue to say such things, hoping the rift widens. The last year before the next general election, Umno will also start attacking PH leaders for not fulfilling their promises.”

He also cautioned PH leaders that they may end up being a one-term government if the coalition parties fail to cooperate closely with one another.

“BN is clever in handling issues. Even if they face issues, they know how to play them down and work internally to solve them.

“PH parties need to know how to work together if they want to serve the rakyat and retain their seats in the next general election,” he added.

 

PH CHAIRMAN SARAWAK AH CHONG HOW NOW?

 Your Big Boss have spoken.

So how now for you after all the promises in GE13? For a upright politician and a deputy minister if you are not in the same wave length as your boss you should know where the EXIT IS.

We didn’t ask you to but the Voters will know what to do with you and your comrades at the next Sarawak State elections due in 2021.

ah chong21Extracted quotes from our Prime Minister Malaysia and Your PH Chairman

On oil royalty payment to Sabah and Sarawak, Dr Mahathir said the government now realised that giving 20 per cent to the two states would mean that Petronas would no longer become the international oil company that it was.

“So we have to appeal the Sabah and Sarawak governments that it is really not workable,” he said, noting that both states were also very concerned.

“They don’t want to kill Petronas but at the same time they want more money, so we’re trying to work out how we can give them more money without undermining Petronas’ own strength,” Dr Mahathir said.

CM SARAWAK has this to say extracted from an online portal (see below)

Wonder what will your response be at your SUNDAYS Press Conference?

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has submitted a new formula to the federal government on revenue-sharing with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said today that Sarawak was aware that Petronas “was an international company but it doesn’t mean that you can deprive us of our revenue”.

I have another formula. And I have submitted it to them (Putrajaya). The formula while maintaining Petronas as an international company will find a way where Sarawak can take part,” he said when met by journalists after launching the state-level Women Day 2019 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching here.

He made these remarks when prompted for comments on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that described the 20 per cent oil royalty for Sarawak and Sabah as “not workable”.

Abang Johari said: “We did not ask for the 20 per cent (oil) royalty. Pakatan (Harapan) promised the 20 per cent (oil royalty).”

On a note that the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) in May 2014 passed a motion to request the federal government for an increase in oil royalty from five to 20 per cent, he said: “Yes, because they promised. Then we said you promised, then we said we definitely want 20 per cent. But now that is a different story.”

In the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto during the 2018 general elections, Sarawakians were promised an increase of oil and gas royalties from the present five per cent to 20 per cent.

Asked whether Putrajaya had endorsed the formula, Abang Johari reiterated: “I have submitted our proposal, our own formula.”
“It is (an) entirely new model which I believe won’t jeorpardise Petronas as an international company. We are the one who produce raw material for Petronas in terms of gas and crude (oil) particularly gas.

“So I have my own formula which is commercial in nature. Up to them (Putrajaya) now,” he said.

The chief minister said he could not disclose any more details on the formula as negotiations with the federal government were still ongoing.

He was quick to assert that Sarawak was standing firm on the new model, which he stressed would not jeopardise Petronas.

“Maybe the federal government may lose some revenue. But of course Sarawak government also wants revenue. It must be (a) fair formula,” added Abang Johari.

Dr Mahathir was yesterday quoted in a Bernama report as saying the government had realised that giving 20 per cent oil royalty would mean that Petronas would no longer become the international oil company that it was.

“So we have to appeal to the Sabah and Sarawak governments that it is really not workable. They don’t want to kill Petronas but at the same time they want more money, so we’re trying to work out how we can give more money without undermining Petronas’ own strength,” he told a dialogue session at the JP Morgan headquarters in New York.

“Spanner In the Works for Malaysia Day 2019”

Lim Guan Eng current Finance Minister would make a good Works Minister as he will always use the words” Works in Progress”

A Finance Minister who plays theory plus rheotoric politics and uses the blame game is no good for the country as a whole and investors would be put off immediately. It does seem that the country is not conducive enough would be a fair comment from would be foreign investments.

lge12When this article column  which we extract below was published in the STAR a widely read and circulated newspaper in Malaysia and online version https://www.thestar.com.my/  it gives a very bad impression. Am pretty sure the Council of Elders Daim Zainuddin will whisper something to his ears.

Extracted from STAR ,”In a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng delivered bad news to Sabahans and Sarawakians.

Lim said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) promise to give 20% instead of the current 5% in oil royalties to the two states could not be fulfilled yet. The Finance Minister blamed the usual suspect, the 1MDB financial scandal, for the government’s failure to carry out the election manifesto promise. The DAP secretary-general said the 20% quantum had to wait.

Wow! Sarawak by the way is playing host to the Malaysia Day Celebrations 2019.

A voter said ‘After Sabah last year why didn’t they pick Kelantan (oh forgot Sabah and Sarawak are partners to Malaysia) or could they be now showing the might of PH as Sarawak elections will be due in 2021?”  

So is POLITICS today into the BLAME GAME? What will Sarawakians as a whole think of the PH Federal Government? Lim Guan Eng has all the makings of a Good Promiser but to execute his works in progress he will need to iron out what he promised prior to GE14.

Let’s rewind shall we and there was also the video which went viral.

Extracted ,PH told Sabahans and Sarawakians that it supported more autonomy for the two states: “In line with the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement and the ascension of Sabah and Sarawak with Malaya to form Malaysia…. Full autonomy on education and healthcare, 20% oil royalty and half of all tax receipts collected in Sabah and Sarawak must be returned to the states.

“They will be fully responsible for the administration and financing of all healthcare and education in their respective states,” Lim said in a video shot before GE14 which is still going viral among Sabahans and Sarawakians.

“So remember, 20% oil royalty, from the present 5%, 50% of all tax receipts, whether it’s corporate, personal or GST, return to the respective states.”

Sarawakians know how to judge and am sure that they will also show an EXIT DOOR to promises unkept and maintain the status quo ruling government but with some tweaking here and there. 

The SARAWAK VOTERS knows best and the Spanner in the works was officiated by our future Minister of Works on Friday 13th 2019 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th) who seems to choose the right words for the right time.

Oh! were we being sarcastic or a wee bit superstitious.You know better……

DAP Now A Local Sarawak Party?

We are trying not to be fooled but this statement as reported by bernama does make  Sarawakians look like fools or be fooled. Read how you want but it cannot be misprinted correct?

“It is a big task for us to make them realise that we are actually a national party representing everyone at the national and state levels.

He said DAP was more successful in Sarawak as they were not considered a “peninsular party”. – Bernama

9 years ago when they were both in PAS if  Mat Sabu remembers these words,maybe he forgot he is now a big boy Amanah Malaysia President what Hadi remarked and we extract from the Star online :-

Hadi had angered Sarawak’s Iban community when he blamed PKR’s loss in the April 7, 2010 Batang Ai by-election to ignorant voters who did not know how to vote and “were still wearing loinclothes”.

Malaysia should by now be one of the top nations in South East Asia but somehow we are all left in a time capsule.

Hopefully the info graphics and these words which we extract might make sense to the Amanah President and maybe Amanah Sarawak might not be a “peninsular party”

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

― Abraham Lincoln

So DAP a “peninsular” party has since become a local based party with local Sarawakians as the Branch Chairmans?

 

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Zakir Naik has No Place In Sarawak

Are we all caught in a Quagmire?

Most of us in Malaysia are caught in more troublesome everyday living than to be caught in a religious incitements and playing sentiments.

Even a cartoon caricature has emerged that employees have requested to ease their burden by asking for “NAIK GAJI” instead they got a controversial preacher “ZAKIR NAIK”

Zakir Naik is according to the Prime Minister that he admits that Malaysia is in a Catch-22 situation as Zakir is “unwelcome guest which Malaysia can’t send away”

Oh Gosh! Really.. Malaysian Government now being threatened by an Indian National  who was given a Permanent Resident Status in Malaysia but in India he is wanted for corruption-charges,money laundering as well as terrorism related charges.

Zakir should be a good boy and stay quiet but instead he has stirred up a hornets nest in Peninsular Malaysia and also being seen as a thorn in the flesh for the Hindus and the Chinese.

A Muslim friend of ours said  Sarawak should not get involved in this Zakir Naik controversy and stay out of it. Let the Chief Ministers Department deal with it and issue a statement.

However,politicians being politicians will use this platform to say their pieces and of course we have over the few days seen many statements from Sarawak Ministers to Assemblyman to Non Governmental organisation (NGO’s)

No one wants to miss the Train which majority of Sarawakians if not all are against .

Religious Bigotry,Incitements,Extremism,Fanaticism which will jeopardise the racial, religious harmony and harm the peaceful coexistence of all races has no place and is not WELCOME in Sarawak.

zakadenanSo be careful especially what you say and we are sure that our late and former Chief Minister Adenan Satem would have said this to Zakir Naik,”U ARE NOT WELCOME IN SARAWAK AND BAN

DON”T YOU THINK SO?

The “War Drums” have been Sounded towards PBB and GPS and Jolting Federal and State Relationship.

This “silver jubilee or written 25 years ago political book on Sarawak and Sabah” stood out like a Sore Thumb in my bookshelf. Little did i know that it will play more than a Significant Part in this “battle of the century” article.

Of course, we know we will incur the wrath of many politicians as we will be “ENCROACHING ON POLITICAL SENSITIVITY”

Furthermore as the writer of the book told me in no uncertain terms” today we have many more theorists,political analyst then our Time as today with the WWW (World Wide Web as long as one is connected they can give their opinions and theories very quickly. Times are Changing and so will be the Administration and Systems of Government .

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When PH Sarawak took aim at Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) a Coalition partner of GPS undoubtedly “The war drums are heard as far of from the constituencies from the Southern tip of Lundu to the Northern areas of Limbang.”

The Fear factor which was spelt out by the PH Chairman Chong Chieng Jen who is also a Deputy Minister towards PRU15 in so many words means “he himself is so afraid that his position in the Federal Government is Shaky to say the least.

Why do we say so? What is he implicating?

Has he cooked up AN ANGER DISH which he himself will live to regret.

Sarawakians knows that the present Sarawak Government is State Run now after the State cut its ties with the Barisan Nasional Coalition and formed a Sarawak Based 100% Local Coalition. There is nothing wrong with this concept and in politics its only normal. 

Furthermore, Pakatan Harapan (PH) Sarawak are not local based parties as they are only branches of a big tree from PKR,DAP,Bersatu and Amanah. The local party leaders cannot have full autonomy and they need to seek advice on their decisions from the Federal Body.

Needless to say there were many promises bragged by PH Sarawak leaders during the “BIG WAR” in PRU14 but mosts of the promises in the manifesto are still in the cupboard gathering cobwebs and dusts.

We have heard from PH Sarawak Chairman calling it a “Battle of the Century” which in itself is a very clever ploy in that its drumming up support and trying to cover up the misgivings of the PH Government which was promised by their Federal Leadership and telling Sarawakians this is it. 

This time he might have got it right so we think. This scenario to ensure that DAP has everything in his control and to win the urban seats he unleashed in his little corner of the ring,” yes i have managed to not only irk PBB but also the others Bersatu ,Amanah and especially PKR to deliver their quota of seats in this battle of the century”.

Was it deliberate done as part of rattling up everyone?

PH Chairman has not hidden his intentions well enough but he has woken up the sleeping giant in the Sarawak Government. Not only that he has got some Full Federal Ministers from PH to come out with statements which are not supported by facts.

We do not need to get into details as its a known fact given full publicity in social media and main stream media. The Deputy Minister or PH Chairman is very quick witted and we must also inform him to do some extra research on Federal and state Relationship.

He could place an order for this book no doubt and not using his law books for political arguments. This he must realise and we extract it out so that he will not feel belittle

“Federalism is perceived as the mode of political organisation that unites several polities within an overarching political system, and is done in such a way as to allow each to maintain its own fundamental integrity.

The Federal system, as in the case of Malaysia, does this by requiring that basic policies be made and implemented through negotiations in some form, so that all members will have a share in making and executing decisions.

The term “FEDERALISM” therefore denotes the unification of separate states into a federal polity and also the permanent diffusion of authority and power within a nation among several state governments.”

Also he must be tutored as per a former experienced Senior Minister said of  the Sarawak PH Chairman that he must know that meaningful and cordial Federal-State relations are founded on understanding,tolerance, and commonalities,most of which are SUSTAINABLE through network and arrangement rather than dependence on the provisions of the constitution.

There will be differences a plenty for PH Sarawak as they jostle too for seats in the coming PRN12 Sarawak as until recently there were 3 parties involved but now Bersatu has also come into the picture and their President does want seats to be decided too by the PH Presidential Council instead of just by Sarawak leaders. 

Does PH Chong worry too much if he loses in the PRN12? He will still be a deputy minister even though his credibility will take a beating. His rhetoric’s are done as he has nothing to lose says William Mawan who is also PBB Supreme Council member.

PH has declared it a battle of the century and the war drums are already sounded and as an assemblyman for Pakan he has called upon all GPS leaders to be on the alert now and the time is now to fortify their strongholds.

PH will come down with guns blazing but as an experienced campaigner and full of tenacity he would be able to assist and strategise together with the other GPS GENERALS to fend off the threat and give a massive body blow to PH. He knows too this is Sarawak state elections and not a national elections and Sarawak Sentiments will be localised.

Of course, Mawan said that GPS must start getting the necessary machinery up and going. He himself is always on the ground and getting the base support fortified and reinforced as he knows the fire will engulf if he does not hands on in his constituency.

The Fire would be “AS BIG AS IT CAN BE” and GPS leaders must strategise well to use their “LETHAL WEAPONS” to douse this threat.

PBB and GPS knows now that the Big Battle is looming. We are prepared as far as we know says Mawan the batlle has already begun. This seat belongs to PBB and our mission is we must not lose this seat.

The GPS Generals have to know too that the battle of the century as per Chong will be more sophisticated and we might need more than resources to counter the imminent threat. 

“War Room tidak boleh tunggu’ Generals offices have to be occupied with team players for all inputs and information.

The time is now says Mawan and he knows the Chief Minister would welcome extra brains to assist him too. 

It must be noted that Sarawak has been able to benefit tremendously for the good Federal-State relations in the past decades as it has adopted a ‘realistic and proactive approach in resolving many potential state problems and issues.

When a war cry is being sounded “battle of the century’ and Chong also belittling GPS Government is small and PH Federal Government is big and also saying let’s fight an assistant Minister of Corporate affairs Abdullah saidol said it is rather unfortunate that this cordial working relationship would be threatened by such hostile statement.  

CM Sarawak did not mince his words and he too said,”Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) is ready for an all-out “war” with Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the coming state election. If they want war, then we will go all out to face them.If the war does happen, we must get our logistics ready. We must have the correct bullets to “shoot” our target correctly.”

You must not let the general fight the battle alone,” he said, referring to top GPS leaders.“If the soldiers do not back us, then we will suffer. The soldiers and the generals must work together,”

We mention earlier that the PH Chairman might live to regret his wishes and with the Sentiments of Sarawak being tested to the fullest by the Federal government the other PH Leaders in Sarawak will need to know that they are skating on thin ice.

Are you enjoying the DISH that the PH CHairman prepared for you?

CM Abang Jo hinted very forcefully,”If the war does happen…..” One can only read and tell Chong not to read his law books but to use his cerebral cortex and read the ground sentiments  carefully.